Konifer Navigator Army Wood
Got wood? Konifer does, and plenty of it! Konifer, a Canadian watch company based in Qubec, opened their doors in 2012 and has been supplying the world with handmade, 100% natural wood watches ever since. With his family roots already planted in the forest, Max Clement, owner of Konifer Watches, took a different approach and tied his love of watches in with the family craft. Today, Konifer offers 18 different watches in their collection, and pays it forward by planting a tree with WeForest for every watch sold. With no wooden watch reviews on WR, it only made sense to add Konifer to our ever-growing list of reviews. Today we will be looking at the Navigator Army. The watch boasts a retail price tag of $130, so lets break it down and see what we get.
The packaging used by Konifer is exactly what you would expect when ordering a wood watch. Your Navigator Army will arrive in a small, earth toned, watch box constructed from durable cardboard, with the watch resting comfortably on a pillow cushion inside. Inside you will also find your warranty card, as well as a business card from the owner of Konifer, Max Clement.
With the watch in hand, the very first thing you will realize is the incredibly light weight of the watch. Un-sized, the Navigator weighed in at a total of 47 grams. Sized to my 7” wrist, the watch only weighed a total of 44 grams. Now, for someone like myself who likes the heavy divers (200 gram ballpark), this watch on wrist doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing anything. Almost feels like freedom in a way.
The case of the navigator is constructed from natural wood, which adds a unique flair to the watch. With wood, we all know that each piece is uniquely different from the next, making every watch one of a kind by design. The case holds a 10-4 case width of 46mm, with an overall case to crown measurement of 50mm. The LTL comes in at 56mm and the overall height of the case is 13mm. This is a good case, yet the watch is still sub 50 grams in weight. Quite impressive. Nestled inside the build in crown-guard is a push pull crown. Nothing special needed here, as the watch is not water resistant to submersion; only simple slashes such as washing your hands.